How true those words are. How I look forward to a walk where trees are dressed in their fiery autumn finery. How much the colours glow in sunlight and against a leaden grey sky. They lift my heart and fill my mind with warm memories to last the long, dark nights of winter. The bright colours are a reminder from nature that spring will return again, after the well-deserved rest over winter.
My clunky arty design today is just that – clunky. Awkward. But it will do for now.
Yup, it’s the eighth one in the series this month. I really have become hooked on mandalas this past week or two. The repetition that’s necessary to complete them (well it is the way I do them) is calming and meditative; that’s not just for drawing the outline, or for the colouring, but for all the texturing as well.
This one uses a rather unusual, for me any way, colour palette. The background has been left white as I really don’t know what colour (or texture) to do it in. Do I do earthy greys and black, rich earthy greens, blues the hues of autumnal day, twilight and night skies, or some other colour(s) that I’ve not considered yet?
It will come to me, and any suggestions are always welcome!
And here it is with a background. I’m ambivalent about the background; part of me likes it, part of methinks the colours are too similar to the mandala design, part of me wonders if I should have played around with colours more, and part of me thinks that the texture on the background should have been done in a copper metallic ink with dark inner shadows.